Dads and their Pets

We have a special giveaway today, and as the title suggests, the theme is Dad’s and their Pets! We want to hear your stories about dads and pets! The winner will get a choice of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul pet food (dog or cat).

  • To enter, comment with your dad/husband pet related stories. Just be sure to comment before the giveaway ends at midnight on June 27th.
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When I was just a little girl, dad had to be convinced that our first dog should stick around. After all, the little puppy kept leaving “lakes and logs” that my dad was unfortunate to find with his bare feet. Luckily, our dog seemed to know he had to work on my dad, and made sure to burp right in his face one day. That sealed the deal because it made him laugh (and burping contests were a regular occurrence in our house too). It was obvious the dog fit in perfectly and had to stay.

Now it’s your turn! Share a story, and good luck winning the prize. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email soon after the giveaway ends.

Congrats to Shellie who wrote this in her entry:

My husband is a cop. While on patrol one day, he spotted a car stopped on the side of the road and pulled over to offer assistance. A father was there with his little girl whose arms were around a dog who had been tied up to the side of the road. She was crying and asking her daddy if she could keep him. The father gently told her no and my husband took the dog and put him in the back of his car. When my hubby later talked to the Animal Control officer, he said he would take him but was reluctatnt and it made my husband uneasy so he brought the poor pointer home. I thought he was the saddest thing I’d ever seen. His coat was lackluster and he was so thin that you could see his heart beating through his chest. He followed my husband wherever he went, adn my hubby had to sleep on the couch with him because he kept having panic attacks. 4 years later Buster is still with us and is a happy boy. He’s so devoted to my husband and we love him so much. He had to go on meds for his panic attacks, but now he is healthy, happy and well adjusted.

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27 Responses to Dads and their Pets

  1. Gianna says:

    I named my cat and dog after the pets on the simpsons.

  2. Veronica Garrett says:

    My husband is always bringing stray cats and dogs hone. He has given homes to many. Everyone has become a fine animal.

  3. Tim says:

    My dog today barked up a holy hellstorm like an intruder was invading the homestead…when it was revealed to be my friend Nate, she licked his fingers, ran circles, and shook her tail happily. I love how she goes crazy over the simplest things.

  4. Melanie says:

    My dad always has one of his pets as the wallpaper on the computer or phone..it drives my mom crazy!

  5. hbomb says:

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  6. hbomb says:

    My dad was less than thrilled when I brought my pup home. I was technically never allowed to have a dog, but that didn’t stop me! My boyfriend bought me a puppy for my birthday last year, and brought it over to surprise me. My dad said “Thats NOT staying here!”. Now this day, she has to sleep next to his feet every night, and he has to take his little girl outside to the park daily.
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  7. Shellie says:

    My husband is a cop. While on patrol one day, he spotted a car stopped on the side of the road and pulled over to offer assistance. A father was there with his little girl whose arms were around a dog who had been tied up to the side of the road. She was crying and asking her daddy if she could keep him. The father gently told her no and my husband took the dog and put him in the back of his car. When my hubby later talked to the Animal Control officer, he said he would take him but was reluctatnt and it made my husband uneasy so he brought the poor pointer home. I thought he was the saddest thing I’d ever seen. His coat was lackluster and he was so thin that you could see his heart beating through his chest. He followed my husband wherever he went, adn my hubby had to sleep on the couch with him because he kept having panic attacks. 4 years later Buster is still with us and is a happy boy. He’s so devoted to my husband and we love him so much. He had to go on meds for his panic attacks, but now he is healthy, happy and well adjusted.

  8. Marlene VanHouten says:

    I’m jealous. Our cat loves my husband more than me and I’m the one that feeds her. Well! πŸ™‚

  9. Marilyn L says:

    my dh has a dog he absolutely loves to death (and she gets spoiled entirely too much too)

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

  10. Louis says:

    my husband and I adopted our precious cat from a shelter

  11. Christina says:

    I inherited my sweet and intelligent and loyal dog Birdie from my mother when she died – but she had lived in the woods and Birdie was her guard dog there and so not really socialized to other dogs. Then she came to the city to be with me! My sweetheart spent months training her and then, when I became seriously ill last year, encouraged her to stay by my side with her beautiful unconditional love (I wouldn’t have been able to keep her if he hadn’t retrained her!). Now I wouldn’t give her up for anything!

  12. Amanda D. says:

    My Dad lives in the country, and he is always putting out food and water for animals passing through. He even feeds the deer that come into his yard.

    macd9900 at gmail dot com

  13. Ramona says:

    My dad was a hard core military man with little or no soft side. My mom could not find him one night as they were getting ready for bed. He was downstairs playing with our new kittens by dangling his belt over their box and letting them swat at it.

  14. Anna says:

    Mine likes to take ours and carry it around the Local Mall!! πŸ™‚

  15. Kelly Ann T. says:

    My husband and our dogs lay on the floor every night together when he gets home from work. He likes to chill out and watch tv, it is so cute to see Kouga on one side of him and Milele on the other.

  16. Sharon McCloud says:

    My hubby was not a dog lover till he met me and I had a dog a Great Dane and she fell in love with him and he her now they are inseparable

  17. Mary Marlatt says:

    Neither of my parents were animal lovers, and I never had pets growing up. When I got married, we got a dog. We lived next door (out in the country) to a man who worked on cars. One day my dad took his car over to the man to have it worked on, and our dog ran over to greet him when he opened the car door. Dad asked the man if it wasn’t annoying to his customers for our dog to be there when they got out of the car. My dad was astonished to hear that, “She only does it when it’s one of your family!” He had a lot more respect and tolerance for our sweet dog after that πŸ™‚

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  19. Janice E. says:

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  20. Janice E. says:

    For my 13th birthday, I got a dog that I really wanted from the shelter. My Dad said okay, but turned up his nose a lot. Well, I was the last kid off to college at 17, and Rascal still had a lot of life left in him. On my first break back home, I realized that although we were all gone, there was still one child and friend at home with Dad. They were inseperable, and stayed that way until Rascal died at age 12.

  21. Chris Carrot says:

    Why do we call some animals pets and others dinner. One we buy Christmas gifts for and the other we pay to have their throats slit. YOU CAN’T BE AN ANIMAL LOVER IF YOU EAT THEM!!!!!

  22. edwina says:

    Tanner is John’s and mine sweet Yellow Lab, such a good boy!

  23. Denise says:

    My husband doesn’t like dogs, but he lets me have one anyway.

  24. Jackie says:

    My husband loves animals so much that he held his dead cat for three hours after it died, crying. We have a Chow/ Retreiver mix, two cats, three parrots and two parakeets.

  25. Charlotte Winters says:

    My husband is a real animal lover. We have 2 parakeets, 3 dogs, and 2 cats.

  26. Arlene D'Urso says:

    My Golden Retriever, Chelsea, “vacationed” for a week at my parents house, at their request. Every morning my father, the early riser, would let her out into the yard…with his precious garden full of precious plants. Every morning she would dig up one of his precious plants and “gift” it to him when he opened the door to let her back in. He would quickly re-plant it. After I took Chelsea home, my dad told my mom that he was glad the week was over and then told her what had happened…She burst out laughing because every time she let her out she did the same thing and my mom had to re-plant before my dad found out!

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